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Costa Brava. Catalonia.

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*The Costa Brava is a coastal region of northeastern Catalonia, in the comarques of Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà and La Selva, in the province of Girona. Costa is the Catalan and Spanish word for 'coast', and Brava means 'rugged' or 'wild'. The Costa Brava stretches from Blanes, 60km northeast of Barcelona, to the French border.

In the 1950s the Costa Brava was identified by Spain’s Franco government as being suitable for substantial development as a holiday destination, mainly for package holiday tourists from Northern Europe and especially the United Kingdom and France. The combination of a very good summer climate, nature and excellent beaches was exploited by the construction of large numbers of hotels and apartments in such seaside resorts as Blanes, Tossa de Mar, and Lloret de Mar. Tourism rapidly took over from fishing as the principal business of the area.
Whilst part of the Costa Brava coastline lent itself to tourist developments on a very large scale other parts have retained a more traditional look and have become "hidden gems" for visitors who want a little more than sun, sand and sangria. Small towns like Cadaqués (close to the French border and close to the foothills of the Pyrenees) have attracted artists such as Salvador Dalí (Dalí's Museum at Figueres is one of the most important and visited museums in Catalonia) and Pablo Picasso and are now fashionable resorts. The coast between Roses and Tossa de Mar has many delightful small coastal towns such as Pals, Begur, Tamariu, Llafranc, L'Estartit, Aigua Blava, Fornells, Calella de Palafrugell, Palamós and Sant Feliu de Guixols.

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  1. a.oberdorfer 70 months ago | reply

    Great shot!

    This photo took my BREATH away

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  3. L5LiNks 69 months ago | reply

    Yeja!

    Pero si es la Foradada! xDDD

    Este finde he estado ahi haciendo snorkel xD

    Buena foto

  4. artemanuele 69 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Tutte le coste del mondo, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    ALL THE WOLD'S COASTS

  5. nadsyada 69 months ago | reply

    wut a nice place..take me there! hehe

  6. dani.cortes [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

    Hermosa.

  7. Tony Carlos Br 67 months ago | reply

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  8. brupamu 66 months ago | reply

    Photo very good !!!

  9. R Kydd 61 months ago | reply

    Wow nice shot!

  10. AlBeVi 60 months ago | reply

    Buena toma de la Cala Foradada!!

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Paisatges de Catalunya / Paisajes de Cataluña, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Philipp Berndt! [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

    lovelly shot!!!
    i love the tones!

  12. tropicalart77 (Tammy Dial Gray) 56 months ago | reply

    WOW! This is stunning!
    I really enjoy the contests at the Sparkle Group. They are a lot of fun. Right now, there is a contest with the theme of "Brown and Blue" and it would be awesome if you would add this photo and join in the fun.
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  13. Cala Bonita 53 months ago | reply

    ¡¡¡ Hola soy Alejandra espero que mis diseños les agraden !!!!! los espero para ver mas cosas lindas

  14. gabriel86.uy 52 months ago | reply

    Me gusta mucho la foto y el lugar!

  15. swissmodelrailroad [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

    damn I wanna swim there too.. this is the place to be and not the places full of tourists.. great shot man!

  16. paprtala 23 months ago | reply

    Fabulous capture, my friend!

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